Social Justice Headlines


Help build a Habitat house in the summer or fall for families with limited resources. Sixteen and 17 year olds welcome but must be accompanied by an adult family member.


Ministry Contacts :

  • Mirla Conlon – Staff Liaison – email Mirla ( This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. )
  • Robert Larson ( This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. )



Habitat Mission: To eliminate poverty housing in theTwin Cities and to make decent, affordable shelter for all people a matter of conscience.

Habitat Operating Principles:
Sell homes to our buyers for no profit.
Issue zero-percent interest mortgages to homeowners.
Require 300-400 sweat equity hours from home buyers.
Use volunteer labor to bring communities together.



Summer 2014 Habitat Build

  • Dates are July 7-11, 2014, 8:30am - 4:00 pm
  • Site Address : Mississippi Dunes, Cottage Grove (building 2 of 3 building project)
  • Multi-unit, new home construction (this is middle of the build so maybe siding, insulation, sheetrocking, etc)
  • 15-18 volunteers/day
  • 16 years and older (one adult supervisor for every four youth)
  • Contact Mirla for more information at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 651-209-8594

More Information or to Volunteer? Click here.



 2012 Habitat for Humanity House















Following is a link to a video of the recent dedication of the Habitat homes in Cottage Grove. It is very well done and was created by South Washington County Public Access. A number of Habitat's congregational partners contributed to this build and this is also mentioned in the video. Your work has blessed so many!


Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity


Faith Formation
Family Taught and Family Cluster
Good News (Children Grades 1 - 5)
Sunday School
Faithful Shepherd School
Early Childhood
Friday School
Adapted for Special Needs Children
P.A.L.S. - Partners Around Loss through Support
Vacation Bible School 2015
Middle and High School Family Taught
Middle and High School Clusters
Middle and High School Teen Christian Communities
Faithful Shepherd School
Tweens Who Care 2015
Advent Evening of Reflection
Bible Study
Men's Emmaus
Women’s Emmaus
About the SJN Parish Library
All Parish Retreat
Parish Retreat 2015
Parish Retreat Archive Audio
Other Opportunities
What is Faith Formation at SJN?
Program and Registration Information
Sacramental Preparation
Family & Community Life
Ministry Schedule
Music Opportunities
Mass Manners
Pastoral Care
Funeral Ministry
Prayer Chain
A Community Caring for Life (ACCL)
Knit One Pray Two
Loss Support Ministries
Parish Health Ministry
Pastoral Care Givers
Social Justice & Charity
Social Justice Advocacy
Social Justice Events
Social Justice News & Highlights
About Social Justice & Charity at SJN
Social Justice & Charity Mission Statement
The Roots of Parish Social Mission
Principles of Catholic Social Teaching
Social Justice & Charity Contacts
Bread for the World
Building the Common Good
Environmental Justice
Families Moving Forward
Feed My Starving Children
The Giving Tree
San Lucas Toliman - Guatemala
Habitat for Humanity
Just Marketplace
Loaves & Fishes
Meals at Mary Mother
Meals on Wheels
Military Service Support Ministry
Reading Volunteer Corps
Blessed Kateri Partnership
The Open Door Partnership
Shared Ministry
Volunteer Opportunities
- Administration&Finance
- Family&Community Life
- Faith Formation
- - Adult & Youth
- - Elementary
- - Parish Library
- - Sacraments
- - Special Needs
- - Special Programs
- - Sunday Nursery
- - Sunday School
- Liturgy & Worship
- - Liturgical Support
- - Liturgical Music
- Justice and Charity
- - Christian Charity
- - Social Justice
- Pastoral Care
- Shared Ministry
- Youth Ministry
VIRTUS Schedule
Shared Ministry Documents
Preschool & Registration
Preschool Home
Mission Statement
Meet Our Staff
Enrollment Documents
Allergy Policy
What is Youth Ministry?
Meet the Staff
Middle School
Summer Stretch
Camp SonLight
Middle School Events
High School
High School Events
Summer Leader Applications
Candidate Info
Team Info
General Info
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)